[imc-wmass-announce] Western Mass Indymedia Skills Workshop to be held in Northampton
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Fri Apr 14 14:42:25 PDT 2006
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Western Mass Indymedia Skills Workshop to be held in Northampton
On Saturday, May 6, at 2:00 to 3:30pm the Western Mass. Indymedia Center
will be holding a media skills workshop at the Media Education Foundation,
60 Masonic Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. The workshop is both an
introductory session on utilizing the Indymedia site for your group or
individual projects, and a media skills information exchange. Indymedia
activists will be on hand to explain how the site works, what it can do for
you and your group, and to familiarize you with Indymedias mission. There
will also be a media skills session on reporting and self-editing.
Indymedia is a young, dynamic, democratic, voluntary interactive news group
with websites around the world. The Western Mass IMC
(http://www.wmass.indymedia.org) is an excellent resource for both delving
into the issues of the day and promoting your events and activity. The IMC
advances social, economic, and environmental justice by providing a local
forum for people to publish writing, photos, audio, video, and art
traditionally marginalized by corporate media. They are guided by the
Principles of Unity set forth by the Global IMC and by a sense of social
responsibility. The Wmass IMC has the following goals:
* Report grassroots events, issues and culture from a people's perspective
in a truthful accurate manner.
* Provide media production resources to members of the Western Mass.
community who are disenfranchised from corporate media.
* Educate and inform the public about local and global news via the
* Form alliances with other local media outlets who also seek to break the
information bottleneck of corporate media.
The Western Mass Indymedia Skills Workshop will show you how we put these
goals to work.
Log-on to: http://www.wmass.indymedia.org and check out the site. Like we
say at Indymedia, don't suffer from the media, BE THE MEDIA!
For more information on the Indymedia Skills Workshop email:
imc-wmass-discuss at lists.indymedia.org
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